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Bill S7400A-2013

Relates to oversight of developmental disability care organizations and coordinate services

Relates to oversight of developmental disability care organizations and coordinate services.

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  • Jun 3, 2014: PRINT NUMBER 7400A
  • Jun 3, 2014: AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HEALTH
  • May 14, 2014: REFERRED TO HEALTH

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BILL NUMBER:S7400A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to developmental disability care organizations and coordinate services

PURPOSE:

To ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities receive the continue to the most appropriate level and quality of care as the state transitions people with developmental disabilities into managed care plans.

JUSTIFICATION:

New York State has a long history of providing supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities through a partnership between state and voluntary providers of service.

With the transition to managed care, New York State it is important to preserve the state's long standing tradition of providing services and to ensure that public funds are utilized for supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and not for shareholder profits.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 7400--A IN SENATE May 14, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to developmental disability care organizations and coordinate services THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraphs (a) and (a-1) of subdivision 8 of section 4403 of the public health law, as added by section 74 of part A of chapter 56 of the laws of 2013, are amended to read as follows: (a) Such organization must have the ability to provide or coordinate services for persons with developmental disabilities, as demonstrated by criteria to be determined by the commissioner and the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities. Such criteria shall include, but not be limited to, adequate experience providing or coordinating services for persons with developmental disabilities[.] UNDER THE REGULATORY OVERSIGHT OF THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOP- MENTAL DISABILITIES; (a-1) If the commissioner and the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities determine that such organization lacks the experience required in paragraph (a) of this subdivision, the organization shall have an affiliation arrangement with an entity or entities THAT ARE NON-PROFIT with experience serving persons with devel- opmental disabilities UNDER THE REGULATORY OVERSIGHT OF THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES such that the affiliated entity will coordinate and plan services operated, certified, funded, author- ized or approved by the office for people with developmental disabili- ties or will oversee and approve such coordination and planning; S 2. Paragraphs (a) and (a-1) of subdivision 12 of section 4403-f of the public health law, as added by section 76 of part A of chapter 56 of the laws of 2013, are amended to read as follows: (a) Such plan must have the ability to provide or coordinate services for persons with developmental disabilities as demonstrated by criteria
to be determined by the commissioner and the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities. Such criteria shall include, but not be limited to, adequate experience providing or coordinating services, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RESIDENTIAL, DAY, AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES for persons with developmental disabilities UNDER THE REGULATO- RY OVERSIGHT OF THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; (a-1) If the commissioner and the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities determine that such plan lacks the experience required in paragraph (a) of this subdivision, the plan shall have an affiliation arrangement with an entity or entities THAT ARE NON-PROFIT with experience serving persons with developmental disa- bilities UNDER THE REGULATORY OVERSIGHT OF THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RESIDENTIAL, DAY AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, such that the affiliated entity will coor- dinate and plan services operated, certified, funded, authorized or approved by the office for people with developmental disabilities or will oversee and approve such coordination and planning; S 3. This act shall take effect immediately, provided, however, that the amendments to subdivision 8 of section 4403 of the public health law made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such subdivision and shall be deemed repealed therewith; provided, further that the amendments to subdivision 12 of section 4403-f of the public health law made by section two of this act shall not affect the repeal of such subdivision and such section and shall be deemed repealed there- with.

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